A white Hilux vehicle on Friday in Abuja burst into flames near the Ministry of Justice, sparking panic among the workers, passersby and motorists.
According to Sahara Reporters, the incident happened around 12.30 pm a few metres from the building. The vehicle burnt for several minutes without firefighters in sight.
The ill-fated vehicle was burnt beyond recognition despite the efforts of other motorists who brought out fire extinguishers to help in putting out the fire.
Some staff members of the ministry watched from their offices as the vehicle burnt.
The incident created panic because of a security advisory earlier issued by the US Embassy, warning of an elevated risk of terror attacks in Abuja.
But at the time of filing this report, firefighters and officials of
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) towing vehicle was seen moving the wreckage of the vehicle off the road and normalcy has returned to the area.
The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.
The US Embassy on Sunday issued a security alert of an elevated risk of terror attacks in the city.
Also, the UK Government warned its citizens to stay alert, saying that the attacks are targeted at western interests.
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